General Information about glycasol:

  • Glycasol offered by ALTEQO is based 100% on glycerol of natural, regenerative origin, obtained from GMO-free vegetable oils (68% of the final product Glycasol is of biogenic origin).
  • Glycasol is harmless to human and environmental health: it is neither toxic nor bioaccumulative, mutagenic or reprotoxic, and does not cause skin irritations. Only eye irritation occurs when in direct contact with the eye.
  • Glycasol is safe during storage, production, application and disposal due to its low vapour pressure and it being neither flammable nor explosive.
  • Glycasol stands out by its distinct hydrotropic character: it shows complete miscibility with water, DMA, DMF, DMSO and NMP, while being mixable with many fat oils, numerous alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, ethers, esters, aromatics and carbonates.
    • According to calculated Hansen parameters, it has similar mixing properties as ethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, lactic acid ethyl ester, diacetone alcohol, 1-pentanol, 2-ethyl-1-butanol and aniline.
  • Glycasol is a clear, colourless, odourless liquid, that has a pH of 7.2 at 20 °C and shows exceedingly low evaporation.
  • Glycasol shows stability over autooxidation, but hydrolyses in acidic medium, releasing acetone and glycerine.

glycasol® applications

Insecticides

  • Glycasol is non-toxic, non-skin-irritating and its neutral pH of 7.2 is distinctly mild on textiles and leather, making it a suitable solvent in insect repellents for topical application on human and animal skin and clothing. It can replace irritant and flammable solvents like ethanol or 2-propanol in insect repellents.

Fragrances

  • Glycasols low evaporation rate elongates the effective period of the fragrance due to a slow release of the active compound. Glycasol was shown to outperform glycol ethers and alcohols in fragrance release.
  • Glycasol as carrier of multiple fragrance components was found to allow maintenance of a constant fragrance profile over time, making it suitable for the use in air care devices (wicking, electrical or aerosol devices). Over a period of 30 days, Glycasol outperformed i.e. DPM (Di(propyleneglycol)methylether) and MMB (methoxy methyl butanol). The elongated effective-period and increased composition-stability were also reported when Glycasol was used as co-solvent in water-based solutions.

Household Cleaning

Glycasol delivers optimal compatibility with surfactants and fragrances and boosts the formulations dissolving capacity in neutral and alkaline solutions.

Glycasols hydrotropic character boosts surfactant properties for more efficient performance especially in oil/grease and soap scum removal.

Glycasol being non-toxic makes it applicable for i.e. kitchen cleaners. It can replace hazardous co-solvents and petrochemically based glycol ethers (BG, BDG, DPM, DPnB, PM, DEGME, EGHE).

Polishes

Glycasols miscibility with a broad range of solvents (including water and oils) allows facilitated control of various properties of the mixture (i.e. viscosity, drying time).

Glycasols slow evaporation gives more time for operation (i.e. polishing, levelling and smoothing of the film).

Glycasol imparts a gloss and shine with its refractive index of 1.43.

Automotive

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CASE

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Cleaning

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Fabric and Film Material Treatment

  • Glycasols neutral pH of 7.2 is mild on textiles, paper and leather and prevents damage and deformation. It is non-skin-irritant.
  • Glycasol imparts a gloss and shine to fabrics and materials with its refractive index of 1.43.
  • Glycasol is suitable to replace petrochemically based glycol ethers (BG, BDG, DPM, DPnB, PM, DEGME, EGHE) and hazardous co-solvents

Cosmetics – Personal Care

  • Its versatile dissolving abilities and miscibility with a broad range of solvents (including water and oils) boost cleansing properties.
  • Glycasols neutral pH of 7.2 is very mild on skin and fabrics. It imparts gloss and shine to hair and skin with its refractive index of 1.43.
  • Glycasol performs well as solubilizer for polymers that may serve as delivery systems for active components, such as antioxidants and antimicrobials.

Human Pharma

  • Glycasol is used as dissolving agent or carrier in human pharma products for transdermal application. In topical compositions for acne treatment, it acts as water miscible solvent for solubilizing benzoyl peroxide and may also improve skin penetration of the benzoyl peroxide.
  • Glycasol facilitates skin penetration of some active compounds (preferably hormones, but also immunomodulators, immunosuppressants, antibiotics, cytostatics, diuretics, gastrointestinal agents, cardiovascular agents and neuropharmaceuticals or mixtures thereof) and is therefore advantageous in transdermal therapeutic systems (TTS).
  • Glycamal and Glycasol are both fully miscible with SAIB (sucrose acetate isobutyrate) and are therefore suitable solvents for application of biodegradable pharmaceutical systems for controlled release of medically active substances.

Veterinary Pharma

  • Glycamal is commonly used as carrier or enhancers for multiple pharmaceutical compounds (i.e. avermectins, ivermectin) in veterinary applications for injectable products.
  • Glycasol facilitates skin penetration of some active compounds (preferably hormones, but also immunomodulators, immunosuppressants, antibiotics, cytostatics, diuretics, gastrointestinal agents, cardiovascular agents and neuropharmaceuticals or mixtures thereof) and is therefore advantageous in transdermal therapeutic systems (TTS).
  • Glycamal and Glycasol are both fully miscible with SAIB (sucrose acetate isobutyrate) and are therefore suitable solvents for application of biodegradable pharmaceutical systems for controlled release of medically active substances.

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